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WHUT
Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
returning from pakistan to protest drones, personally went to the house of john brennan, not on the door. he invited her in. we will find out what they talked about. you also speak with jeremy scahill, author of the forthcoming book and movied andirty wars," and melvin goodman, author of, "national insecurity: the cost of american militarism." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. john brennan, president of and is picked to head the cia, defended the administration's controversial counterterrorism policies during his senate confirmation hearing thursday. he attempted to justify the administration's use of drone strikes, and backtracked on his earlier assertion that water boarding yielded useful information. he also denied he played a central role in the agency's torture of suspected terrorists, and suggested he was misled as a cia senior official over the value of information obtained through so-called enhanced interrogation tactics. this is part of his defense of drones for the >> i think there is a mi
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
coming up on the eve of john brennan's cia hearing. the white house relents and turns over its secret memo. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. this idea that security and liberty are mutually exclusive, that you can have only one or the other is something i reject. >> but what about john brennan's answers on torture and secret leak investigations? the defense department on defense. the pentagon's top brass pushed back on questions about the military response in benghazi. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you secretary panetta, and says how is it going? >> you know, normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat that -- >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces. he knew we were deploying the forces. he was being kept -- >> i hate to intript you, but i have limited time. we didn't deploy any forces. >> it was over by the time -- >> mr. secretary, you didn't know how long the attack would last. did you ever call him and say, mr. president, it l
Current
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
called imminent. >> watching john brennan dodge that question about waterboarding today was nothing short of torture. today is the birthday of the late charles dickens, laura ingalls wilder and chris rock and on this date 48 years ago the beatles arrived in america ushering an era of rock n' roll gratins that lasted until 1990 when rock n' roll died when rolling stone called new kids on the block the new fab five. never forget this is "viewpoint." >> john: geek, i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." the g.o.p. strategist and commentator once known as bush's brain, they're giving karl rove an aneurysm. oh and dick clark -- dick cavett is here tonight. dick clark was not available. we'll be joined by dick in the second half of the show. first, the man president obama nominated to run the c.i.a., counter-terrorism adviser john brennan spent quality time with the senate intelligence committee today as they considered his qualifications to become our nation's top spy. he faced tough questions from senators on both sides of the aisle. on the c.i.a.'s enhanced interrogation techniques a
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 2:00am PST
heated questioning for the man president obama wants to head the dcia. john brennan was increased hard on the use of drones and enha e enhanced interrogation techniques. government memos show drones have been cleared for use against u.s. citizens suspected as working against terrorists. tracie potts is live in washington with the details. >> reporter: good morning. brennan defended and strongly defended the use of drones but he distanced himself from how the bush administration questioned terror suspects. it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers after defending u.s. drone attacks on terror suspects, even americans. at least three have been killed so far. >> i think any american who did that should know well that they, in fact, are part of an enemy against us and that united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> reporter: drones are used against imminent threats, he said, not as payback. but some are still concerned if it's legal and ask, what if the cia takes out the wrong person? >> we've got to see all, any a
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
just a drone thing. today's confirmation hearing for john brennan, president obama's nominee to heat cia, it was held in the intelligence committee in the senate, right? well, specifically it's called the u.s. senate select committee on intelligence. this committee was not created until 1976. it was created specifically in response to the recommendations of the church committee. the church committee was a special senate investigation led by idaho senator frank church. it was formed in 1975. their work took nine months and 150 staffers. they produced a two-foot-thick report in may 1976 that said, among other things, that we need congress to oversee intelligence in this country. the way we are overseeing it now is not working. and you know why we can tell that oversight is not working? because the cia keeps killing people. or trying to kill people in other countries that we are not at war with. the cia at the time had taken it upon itself, it wasn't clear if they were acting alone or at various presidents' direction, but they had taken on the job of assassinations in foreign countries.
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 1:00am PST
call upholding the constitution. >> senator wyden, you asked a question in writing to john brennan ahead of this hearing that quite literally has kept me awake at night. it has caused me insomnia thinking about it because of the blunt terms you put in it and because i hadn't thought of it before. you asked should an american who is targeted for killing by our government have the opportunity to surrender? and you asked john brennan that today. he responded that any american who is a member of al qaeda should know that we are with al qaeda and anybody who's in al qaeda can surrender at any time and thereby eliminate their risk of being killed by the united states. were you satisfied with that answer? >> i wasn't. and here's what's at stake. there are certainly instances where an american takes up arms against the united states, where i think it's important in order to protect the country to use lethal force. but i can tell you the government makes mistakes and sometimes the intelligence is flawed and sometimes they get the wrong person. and the reason i asked that question is i think those
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am EST
from john brennan. we can talk about that after a moment. they knew that there were other issues they were going to have to deal with. they needed to get this off the table. >> well, in terms of releasing to the intelligence committees, it's a very good point about who this is going to. this is not the same as releasing this memo publicly. we presumably will still never know what is in it, just as members of the public. but andrea, do we know enough about what the administration was concerned about in this document, that worried them so much that before tonight they wouldn't even show it to the oversight committees in congress in a classified setting? do we know what they saw as so potentially dangerous releasing even that far? >> i'm not sure what they thought was so dangerous initially, other than they believe there is a precedent that this is basically a legal memo, an advisory memo. and others have been released in the past on other, you know, on technical and intelligence issues. they were arguing this is the equivalent of a lawyer's advice to client from the department of justic
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
redacted by the c.i.a., or. >> we've been listens to the senate confirmation year of john brennan. we've heard testimony on drones, we've heard testimony on cyberterror and on water waterboarding. we're going to take a break and come right back and pick this hearing up again. ok's fascinating testimony. we'll be right back. >>> you're listening to the senate confirmation hearing of john brennan. president obama's c.i.a. director nominee. we heard him testify on drones and cyber terror, waterboarding, torture. take a listen. >> perhaps it had something to do with airlines and explosive devices. that apparently they had that for a few days and then either 0 were about or had gone ahead and released it. i'm assuming your answer, your then calling the conference call was in response to the -- what they have just released. is that correct? >> yes, a number of news networks put out information about this. >> and you expressly called this -- arranged this teleconference for what exact purpose? >> there were a number of people who were going out on news shows that night asking about the reports
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
came -- undere nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his past involvement in enhance interrogation techniques. >> i've expressed my personal objections to my colleagues about certain of those situations such as water boarding, nudity, and others. i've expressed my personal objections but i did not try to stop it because it was something that was being done in a different part of the agency under the authority of others. >> when asked about john strikes, he
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
been confirmed. also waiting for confirmation, john brennan, nominee for head of the cia. brennan won praise after the thursday confirmation hearing, where he defended drone attacks on terror suspects. tracie potts has the latest from capitol hill. >> truth, full truth -- >> it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers after defending drone attacks on terror suspects, even american spirit at least three whad been killed so far. >> any american who did that should know that they are part of an enemy against us and the united states will do anything possible to destroy the enemy. >> drones are used against imminent threats, but some are so concerned if it is legal and wonder what if the cia takes out the wrong person. >> we have got to see any and all of those legal opinions, the ones that the bipartisan group senators asked for, before the vote. >> protests prompted lawmakers to clear the room just as brennan was getting started. >> i also think it was important for you to set the record straight. >> brennan also said he objected to questionable interrogat
WHUT
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
producing intelligence. >> as counter-terrorism czar john brennan heads to capitol today for his confirmation hearing to head the cia, we will look at his role in the government's secretive post-9/11 rendition program. we will speak with amrit sing, author of the new report, "globalizing torture: cia secret detention and extraordinary rendition." >> the american public needs to know what its government did. grabbing people off the street, flying them to secret cia prisons to be locked up, shut out, held in detention and subjected to interrogation, and many instances that amounted to torture. >> then radio ambulante and the power of radio. >> we begin at the world's busiest border crossing in tijuana. it is rush hour and a mass exodus into the u.s., each with a particular mission and a baggage to prove it. summer caring suitcases, others carrying school books. >> an spanish-language radio program is showcasing compelling human stories from around latin america and the u.s. we will speak with daniel alarcÓn, author of, "lost city radio and annie correal. all of that and more comin
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 11:00am PST
>>> hi, everyone. i'm tamron hall. drones set to take center stage at john brennan's con fir hags hearing starting up in about 30 minutes from now. this, in fact, a live picture from inside the hearing room on capitol hill. our first read team says, quote, we are likely to learn more about america's drone war and public setting than we ever have before. and just a short time ago, the administration briefed lawmakers on the classified memo providing the rationale for drone strikes targeting americans linked to al qaeda and pressure of both parties including democratic senator widen who vowed to, quote, pull out all the stops to get the answers he wants. >> every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. i don't think that's too much to ask as one person said and this idea that security and liberty are mutually exclusive, that you can have only one or the other is something i reject. >> brennan also expected to face tough questions on the role in bush administration's use of torture and for those controversial leaks reportedly from the
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 11:35pm EST
. on the national security nomination hearing. john brennan was nominated to head the cia and that is still to come next week. >> the hearing on gun control. to that issue. -- y kippers was there a fiery exchange. what do you think that did as moving the ball forward. >> the president seems to be his politicalte capital in the hot button issue on capitol hill. the super bowl, saw against the illegal guns. during the super bowl. a lot of people are anxious to what happens -- what comes of this. they are very cautious and any legislation not the second amendment rights. >> we appreciate you being here on superbowl sunday. >> thank you. the tea s.a. is reevaluating its said itafter reports might be useless. there is no real way of knowing it work. say in a terminal, dogs have too much sensory input and detect aniably explosive. most of the time, they are hitting stationary object. what these canines do is essentially walk through a a cent andd detect then they start following the scent. this is relatively new in the united states. >> the government accountability found some dogs are n
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
this week, president obama's nominee to head the cia, john brennan, will face the senate intelligence committee for his confirmation hearing as the director of central intelligence. one of the very first thing president obama did you might remember when he first became president at the start of his first term in 2009 was that he dropped the bush administration's torture policy. remember, he did that right away. he issued an executive order two davis taking office to doubly, triply extra ban torture in the united states. at the start of that first term, newly elected president obama also wanted to nominate john brennan to be the head of the cia. but he didn't end up putting him forward. john brennan ended up taking his name out of contention for that nomination because of opposition to him being chosen. and the opposition centered on the fact that john brennan had been deputy executive director of the cia during the bush days. during the bad old torturing prisoners days of the george w. bush administration. so you're going to have a brand-new president who bans torture, but then you're
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
hearing of john brennan. set to face tough questions on america's drone war. harsh interrogation techniques that derailed. we'll bring you live coverage. >>> but first, here's a look at the markets. come on, nowadays lots of people go by themselves. no they don't. hey son. have fun tonight. ♪ ♪ back against the wall ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ ain't nothin to me [ crowd murmurs ] hey! ♪ [ howls ] ♪ a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, n
LINKTV
Feb 8, 2013 5:30am PST
leadership asked the leadership of john brennan mean for us policy -- what could the leadership of john brennan mean for us policy? >> hello. welcome back. for much of europe, it remains very cold and unsettled. lots of frontal systems, active frontal systems. a lot of snow whooshing up across -- pushing up across poland. still some significant snowfall. we are likely to see further snow the next few days. most of the heaviest snow will be across the ukraine and extending up towards western parts of russia. you see some snow over the dolomites. there is some patchy snow further to the west. many of these frontal systems are looking relatively weak at the moment. towards iberia, temperatures in double figures in madrid. north africa, still this is affecting algeria, some heavy downpours expected. temperatures probably no higher than 9 degrees, way below average. that extends towards tunisia. highs are just 13 in tunis. for central parts of africa, looking relatively dry here. a few showers for gabon. some fairly heavy rain across parts of zambia and zimbabwe. heavy rain in madagasca
WETA
Feb 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
john brennan, nominee to be director of the cia. a lot of attention recently on drones killing bad guys abroad, including awlaki, a very bad guy who happened to be an american citizen. they also kill civilians, and every time you kill civilians, he made more enemies. but you have to go after terrorists, and obama's record, some would say, is impressive. >> it is a continuation of the policy that george w. bush laid down after 9/11, that we pursue them wherever they are and whatever the circumstances. i don't -- the notion that drones kill civilians -- it is not just drones that do it. if you fire artillery, you might hit civilians. if you talk about american citizens being killed, targeted abroad, isn't it true that during world war ii you had some americans who volunteered for the ss? >> that is correct, yes. >> this is not groundbreaking, except that we will have to think through a traditional way of handling this or extrajudicial way of handling these -- judicial way of handling this or extrajudicial way of handling these targets. but to say that we will not do this through dron
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
along the way. >>> now back to southern washington, john brennan, president obama's choice to lead the cia in the second term, was grilled by both democrats and republicans at a confirmation hearing today, one that got off to a raucous start, with protesters and questions about the agency's controversial drone program and interrogation program. nbc's andrea mitchell covering in our washington newsroom. andrea, it's not every day you hear the order to have the hearing room cleared. >> reporter: not indeed. in fact, the senate historians said they can't recall this happening going back to the '60s and '70s. today a chastened john brennan programs promised to be open with congress if he is confirmed to lead the cia. even as the white house still limited access to key documents in a hearing that did not get off to a smooth smart. >> members of the committee, i'm honored to appear before you today. [ heckling ] [ banging gavel ] >> please remove this woman. we will recess. >> reporter: when john brennan did get to testify, he said he opposed the harsh interrogations during the bush admi
FOX News
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
the cia director nominee john brennan will face in a confirmation hearing 30 minutes from now. a new showdown for the president's national security team. we're going to have that live for you. >> i think it's fair to say that far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership and al-qaeda along the lines that we're discussing here as opposed to an effort to invade a country with hundreds of thousands of troops and take cities and towns. >> fox news alert. in a moment we'll have the latest on the manhunt for the former police officer unforgiving violence and anyone with an l.a.p.d. badge and he's killed three people and reportedly, but his list of targets is much longer and we're going to hear from the riverside police chief on the status of this massive manhunt and the shooting that led to the death of one of his officers and injured another. stay tuned for that. well, there are new questions about the immediate future for our men and women in uniform today as the pentagon threats pay cuts and deployments on hold, automatic cuts to the defense budget.
Current
Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
talk to accuwe think about that, bring you up to date. john brennan was grilled by members of the u.s. senate yesterday about drones. ron wyden, senator ron wyden from oregon will tell us all about that hearing. no sooner did ray lewis retire from the ravens than his sond signed up to play for the university of miami. we will talk to sports blogger cindy borin from the washington post. a lot to get to, as we say, and we will, but first, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four americans were killed. panetta
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
qaeda could be aired in public when he has his confirmation hearing. john brennan will be asked questions about interrogation strikes. the white house is expected to stay ahead of that controversy. last night the administration acknowledged it would give congressional committee members access to classified documents that outline their stance on drone attacks against sus spigoted terrorists who are also american. the reports will be in the hands of those lawmakers just hours before john brennan's confirmation hearing begins, and he will be the one today who's answering questions about the legality of killing americans who are believed to be senior al qaeda leaders such as the american-bern cleric anwar al awlaki who was killed in a 2010 drone strike. critics say the drone strikes violate the law. >> we have something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> on wednesday the white house defended the program. >> the methods that we use are designed specifically to avoid civilian cas
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
baier. john brennan has worked first in the c.i.a. and then as counterterrorism advisor but he will face questioning about that from enhanced interrogation to drone controversy. chief correspondent says it may get rough. >> facing a backlash over the targeted killing program the white house insisted the nominee to head the c.i.a. is not in trouble. >> the president believes that the senate should and will confirm john brennan expeditious >> reporter: john brennan described as architect of the expanded drone campaign is now in the crosshairs of republicans democrats and mr. obama's traditional support others the left. >> it's a program that used very minimally by president bush. now there are over 3,000 civilians who have been killed in this program. >> on brennan's watch, anwar al-awlaki was the first american successfully targeted for death in september 2011. two weeks later his son was killed in a drone strike. >> i think it's fair to say, far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership and al-qaeda along the lines we are discussing as opposed to an
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> hearing secrets, cia nominee john brennan faces stiff scrutiny from all sides in tough questioning over drones, waterboarding and leaks. popular vote, hillary clinton is day's removed from public office but a new poll finds her public image soaring. time to put another log on the 2016 speculation fire. and the northeast braces for a giant winter storm that could deliver historic and dangerous amounts of snow combined with gale force winds. the latest update on what to expect in minutes. good morning from washington. it's friday, february 8, 2013, and this is "the daily rundown." from the moment cia nominee john brennan entered his confirmation hearing on thursday, it was clear that the first major public discussion of the obama administration's drone program would be on the combative end, offering a rare public display of democratic dismay with their president a president's policies. after protesters interrupted brennan's opening statement five times, committee chair dianne feinstein cleared the room leaving it nearly ended as brennan defended the drone program and senators shared
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 8:00am PST
cia director john brennan going on the hot seat in a matter of hours as the white house makes an about face on its controversial drone program and the targeting of americans overseas. the obama administration now breaking years of secrecy and handing over a confidential 16-page memo that justifies the targeting killing of u.s. citizens abroad suspected of being terrorists. this decision to release the document came hours before brennan was to face a serious grilling by lawmakers outraged over the program. the biggest critic, democratic senator ron wyden who says the president has been stonewalling congress for years and suggested blocking brennan's nomination. president obama called wyden specifically last night. >> clearly, the president's call to senator wyden so unusual and trying to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. >> what standard will barack obama be held to after the pictures of the little children who were killed by his cone drone attacks are placed before the jury in the hague? >> i was encouraged last night when the president called and he said as part of th
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 10:00am PST
with that. >> will this imperil john brennan's nomination? >> the president believes john brennan is uniquely qualified. >> i don't know bay fler tosses the ball right back to the president. >> at some point, washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've watched them kick this condition down the road for 22 years that i've been here. i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >> hollywood joins the gun control debate. >> doctors can ask if their patients practice unsafe sex or use illicit drugs or have suicidal ideations or feel threat tleled in the home, about you it's illegal for them to discuss guns. >> i believe as assault weapons were invent vented for war. shouldn't be on our streets here. >>> coming up, elijah cummings. and whatever happened to clint eastwood's chair? the hunt to track down the famous furniture. >> and you would i know is that about two minutes into clint eastwood's speech when i realizedwould i know is that about two minutes into clint eastwood's speech when i realized that he was talking to the chair and teleprompters were off, i told hey wimy wife le
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 9:35pm EST
carefully worded and john brennan, the likely new c.i.a. director was just as precise. >> the president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence, will have the appropriate review process, approval process before any action is contemplated, including those actions that might involve the use of lethal force. gwen: carrie, watching this hearing this week, i was struck by how much john brennan was being so particular in what he said yet he didn't say that much. how did this story become a public issue this week? >> gwen, the issue has been engaging in drone strikes overseas against al qaeda figures since at least 2002, but mostly that program is operated in the shadows with very little public acknowledgement and very little oversight. people on capitol hill, the members of congress, use john brennan's confirmation hearing as a way to extract some promises from the administration and a way to get some information, even a tiny bit of information we never had before. so starting out the week, 11 senators from both pol
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